Ray Smets Joins Metaswitch Executive Team
Former Cisco Executive, BellSouth Officer to lead Global Field Operations
San Francisco, CA, December 1, 2011 – Metaswitch Networks, a leading provider of the software and solutions that power a whole new generation of communications services, today announced the appointment of Ray Smets as senior vice president of field operations, reporting to CEO Kevin DeNuccio. Mr. Smets will be based in San Francisco with responsibility for the worldwide customer facing organization including direct and channel sales, customer support and international product development.
“Our continued growth through international expansion, new market penetration and successful broadening of the Metaswitch product portfolio has set the stage for us to attract individuals like Ray,” said Kevin DeNuccio, Metaswitch CEO. “Ray is a recognized industry leader with considerable experience in network transformation, security, and wireless communications. After many years in a broad range of senior roles at the largest equipment vendors and communications service providers, Ray brings the kind of track record that fits perfectly with our plans for the future.”
Most recently with Cisco Systems, Ray held the position of vice president/general manager of the Wireless Networking Business Unit. Prior to Cisco, Ray served as vice president of sales and marketing at Packeteer, executive vice president of sales and marketing at Netopia, and president of Network General at McAfee Security, Inc. Additionally, Ray served as an officer of BellSouth Corporation in various positions including president of BellSouth Internet Services, Inc., president of Applied Technologies, Inc., and vice president of Network Transformation.
Metaswitch Networks is a leading provider of the software that powers a whole new generation of communications services, and the solutions that fuel the rapid migration to all-IP architectures. Hundreds of network operators worldwide defend, extend and brand their business by building on Metaswitch to deliver a reliable, scalable, and immersive communications experience. For more information, please visit www.metaswitch.com.